The Seamonsters' second album follows on the heels of their self-released debut (2002) with a more consistent and inventive flavor. The record is characterized by strong hooks and room for each instrument to hold its own in a deftly balanced sonic mix of alternating pretty & noisy guitars, strong bass melodies that sometimes turn into leads, and drumming that is solidly creative and delivered with a punch and a kick. The vocals alternate between intense and resigned expression of ideas and feeling through singer Matt Clatterbuck's sincere, yet bemused delivery. The songwriting structure allows the words and vocals to do part of the work of getting the point across, while creating space for the music to take over and reveal the deeper, ineffable truths of the songs.
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